Since 2010, Mrs. Richardson has been the staff archaeologist and osteologist at the Autry Museum of the American West of the historic Southwest Museum Collection. Mrs. Richardson has extensive experience with Native American leaders and community members during NAGPRA consultations.

She has been involved with several osteological assessment projects throughout the United States and internationally. Additionally, she has taught human osteology to undergraduate students as well provided in the field human osteological trainings.  

Mrs. Richardson is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Physical Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her M.A. from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Davis.